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    Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    AIB shipments were up by 6.4 per cent in Q1. The 10 year Q1 average is minus 4.1 per cent.
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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Seeing as it appears that mining ETH is no longer profitable - card prices are coming down especially used prices
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    desktop PC sales decreased by a significant amount, 24.5 per cent.
    Not a shock when graphics cards and ram shot up in price taking system prices with them.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    desktop PC sales decreased by a significant amount, 24.5 per cent.
    Not a shock when graphics cards and ram shot up in price taking system prices with them.
    Exactly. I myself need a new rig but the combo of both high ram and gpu prices means I'm not going to bother.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    desktop PC sales decreased by a significant amount, 24.5 per cent.
    Not a shock when graphics cards and ram shot up in price taking system prices with them.
    I was gonna buy a new rig but after RAM pricing went absolutely crazy my older rig seemed fine

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    After many years of building custom machines, I concluded that the best time (at least for me) to build a new rig, is every-time there is a RAM generation change. DDR vs DDR2, DDR2 vs DDR3, DDR3 vs DDR4 and so on...I'm running DDR4 now, so I'll wait until DDR5 comes around. This way you have more time to shop around and can avoid these crazy price jumps.
    Last edited by deepblue08; 30-05-2018 at 07:57 PM.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Kinda stinks that when your producing a product that everyone wants you can't lower the price and make more money?
    Shows what greedy b*strds are running the pc world.

    I would like to also add if you know of anyone that mines ... punch them ! <like really hard too!>.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Just checked the graphics card prices here in Denmark (again) and they (still) seem completely out of whack. The cheapest GTX 1070 is listed at DKR 3632, which roughly translates to GBP 430. Dunno if it's actually available, though.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Quote Originally Posted by deepblue08 View Post
    After many years of building custom machines, I concluded that the best time (at least for me) to build a new rig, is every-time there is a RAM generation change. DDR vs DDR2, DDR2 vs DDR3, DDR3 vs DDR4 and so on...I'm running DDR4 now, so I'll wait until DDR5 comes around. This way you have more time to shop around and can avoid these crazy price jumps.
    That's actually a pretty good idea, understandably you wouldn't be able to keep a lot of your older stuff, but if the performance difference is large enough it may be worth it.

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Seeing as it appears that mining ETH is no longer profitable - card prices are coming down especially used prices

    and who would buy a 2nd mining card?

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Plenty - most are undervolted so would be no different to a gamers card that has been hammered - arguably better. Plus 24/7 useage is probably easier on fans etc. too
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Q1 2018 was a record breaking quarter for graphics card sales

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Plenty - most are undervolted so would be no different to a gamers card that has been hammered - arguably better. Plus 24/7 useage is probably easier on fans etc. too
    But most games are poorly optimised and often bottlenecked elsewhere like network stack or cpu based physics. Undervolted or not, mining is more like running furmark than gaming. I wouldn't want one anyway.

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